International

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to recognising tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to recognising tourism’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

The World Responsible Tourism Awards 2020 are dedicated to acknowledging those in travel and tourism who have taken remarkable steps to address the multiple challenges brought to our industry by the COVID-19 crisis.   Highly Commended and Commended awards will […]

UNWTO releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

UNWTO releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19. The package is structured around three main pillars: economic recovery, marketing and promotion and institutional strengthening and resilience building.   With tourism among […]

Aviation consultant to host ‘Airlines in Crisis’ webinar  for WTM Global Hub

Aviation consultant to host ‘Airlines in Crisis’ webinar for WTM Global Hub

WTM Global Hub – WTM Portfolio’s new online portal – will host a webinar on Thursday 14th May at 2pm BST with respected UK aviation expert John Strickland, Director of JLS Consulting.   Called ‘Airlines in Crisis – What is […]

ATM Virtual – New Solutions in a New World

ATM Virtual – New Solutions in a New World

Organisers of Arabian Travel Market announce the launch of ATM Virtual.   ATM Virtual to feature a host of webinars, conference sessions, roundtables, speed networking, and one-to-one meetings Topics include tourism strategies for the future, the hotel landscape post-COVID-19, tourism […]

100% OF GLOBAL DESTINATIONS NOW HAVE COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, UNWTO REPORTS

100% OF GLOBAL DESTINATIONS NOW HAVE COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, UNWTO REPORTS

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found. This represents the most severe restriction on international travel in history and no country has so far lifted […]

Respected travel expert Simon Calder to feature in interactive webinar for  WTM Global Hub

Respected travel expert Simon Calder to feature in interactive webinar for WTM Global Hub

WTM Global Hub – WTM Portfolio’s new online portal – will host a webinar on April 30 with renowned British travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder.   Called ‘Travel Update with Simon Calder’, the virtual event will offer attendees the […]

Arabian Travel Market 2020 v novém termínu

Arabian Travel Market 2020 v novém termínu

Vzhledem k eskalaci epidemie COVID-19 po celém světě, po konzultaci se všemi zúčastněnými stranami, vedením výstaviště, podpůrnými sdruženími a v souladu s radami úřadů veřejného zdraví Spojených arabských emirátů ohledně cestování do a ze zasažených zemí, přijalo vedení veletrhu rozhodnutí […]

A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

A Joint Statement on Tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for Responsibility and Coordination

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 […]

WTM Africa Conscious about Sustainability in Travel

WTM Africa Conscious about Sustainability in Travel

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry.   Major international events like WTM Africa have […]

ACCESS Luxury Travel Show brings major travel representatives to Prague

ACCESS Luxury Travel Show brings major travel representatives to Prague

On March 9th, ACCESS Luxury Travel Show will bring together major players from the tourism industry such as representatives of luxury hotels, resorts, and destinations and most important tour  operators, agents, concierge and events companies from Czech Republic during its […]

WTM issues myth-busting advice for travellers left bewildered by Brexit

WTM issues myth-busting advice for travellers left bewildered by Brexit

Following the UK officially leaving the EU, World Travel Market has issued expert advice to bust the myths once-and-for-all about the future of travel in Europe. The UK is currently in a transition period, but there is still confusion around […]

World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Centre Launch the 2nd Gastronomy Tourism Start-Up Competition

World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Centre Launch the 2nd Gastronomy Tourism Start-Up Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center have joined forces again for the second edition of the Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. After the success of the first edition, the competition has returned to identify and celebrate disruptive […]

Promoting sustainability success – applications for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award now open

Promoting sustainability success – applications for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award now open

The IMEX Group is inviting organisations to share their sustainable stories and submit their best, most exciting innovations for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, presented at IMEX in Frankfurt, 12 – 14 May 2020. Sustainable innovation is now gaining […]

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the […]

The 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe is coming soon!

The 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe is coming soon!

With a new decade started the new year brings the celebrative 10th annual edition of MCE Central & Eastern Europe.The event has been moving throughout the region to highlight the MICE progress within the region, started out in 2011 in Prague […]

„For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life“ says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

„For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life“ says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

“It’s been a turbulent year for the world in general and for so many of our exhibitors. In the past few years we’ve observed trends that, even though they eventually led to innovation, were essentially disruptive and extremely challenging, so […]

ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

ITB India All Set to Debut in a Grand Style in 2020

Debut of ITB India will take place in Mumbai from 15 – 17 April 2020 Exhibitors from around the world have confirmed their participation Leading minds of the global tourism industry will share their knowledge at the ITB India Conference […]

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At […]

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 sees Increase in Industry Leaders

WTM London 2019 – the event where ideas arrive – saw a 77% increase in ministerial attendance as well as a higher quality of WTM Buyers’ Club Members. It confirms WTM London as the place for senior travel professionals to […]

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

54% Female: How tourism is leasing the way in gender equality

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the […]

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

Tackling Climate Change on Day 3 at WTM London

The 40th edition of WTM London began with a session exploring Decarbonising Travel and Tourism: Is the Industry Doing Enough? Speaking by video before the main panel, climate scientist professor Kevin Anderson laid out the scale of the challenge. He […]

WTM Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

WTM Ministers Summit hears how modern tech can help rural traditions

Major global brands such as Google and Mastercard can help farmers, shopkeepers and restaurateurs to boost rural tourism, delegates heard yesterday at WTM London – the event where ideas arrive. Entrepreneurs and corporate leaders at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ […]

Boris, Brexit and Business: Top the Agenda for Day One at WTM London

Boris, Brexit and Business: Top the Agenda for Day One at WTM London

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hailed the achievements of the country’s tourism industry in a welcome message to WTM London, the world’s largest travel trade event taking place  (Monday 4 November) at ExCeL London. Johnson spoke of the UK’s success […]

WTM London Partners with  Sherbet London to Reduce 18 tons of CO2 Emissions

WTM London Partners with Sherbet London to Reduce 18 tons of CO2 Emissions

Electric taxi company Sherbet London is setting out to offset 18 tons of CO2 emissions during WTM London 2019 by offering 1,000 one-way airport transfers and taxi rides within London.Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director for WTM London, and Kumar Sangakkara, […]

WTM London unveils – Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

WTM London unveils – Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

Sri Lankan Tourism will be the Premier Partner at WTM London 2019 as the island’s tourism industry continues it’s resolute for recovery. The high-profile partnership will ensure global coverage for the Indian Ocean destination, which has also teamed with legendary […]

Thailand ready to host the “2020 Global Summit of Women” in Bangkok

Thailand ready to host the “2020 Global Summit of Women” in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its support for the staging of the “2020 Global Summit of Women”, in Bangkok, from 23-25 April, 2020. TAT executives, led by Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, […]

Live the dream – the MTV tie-up redefining Malta

Live the dream – the MTV tie-up redefining Malta

Destinations interested in appealing to the youth travel market are advised to attend a session at WTM London which highlights how the Isle of MTV Malta has boosted the Mediterranean island’s tourism industry. Russel Samuel, Vice President, Creative and Integrated […]

World’s Best Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated At Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau

World’s Best Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated At Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau

The growing sports tourism sector has taken centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from […]

London Travel Week Announce Key Events

London Travel Week Announce Key Events

Taking place from the 1 to 7 November 2019, London Travel Week will bring together industry events and become the largest festival supporting the global travel and tourism industry in the world. Each November, over 50,000 travel professionals flock to […]

United States of America Moves Closer to World Tourism Organization With Landmark Meeting   

United States of America Moves Closer to World Tourism Organization With Landmark Meeting  

A high-level delegation from the United States Department of State has met with head of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the country moves closer to rejoining the United Nations specialized agency for tourism. Assistant Secretary of State for International […]

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest: Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

WTM London Welcomes Only the Finest: Global Travel Buyers to Join 40th Edition

For the 40th Anniversary of WTM London, the Buyers’ Club programme is being revamped to create a new and exclusive experience for buyers, exhibitors and visitors. The aim is to only have the highest calibre of buyers at the show, […]

Announcing the finalists for the annual  WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards

Announcing the finalists for the annual WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards

The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, the panel of expert judges have decided on 14 global businesses, destinations and organisations to receive the prestigious awards.   The […]

The World Tourism Organization and Globalia launch the 2nd Global Tourism Start-up Competition

The World Tourism Organization and Globalia launch the 2nd Global Tourism Start-up Competition

The initiative has received backing from partners such as Telefónica, Amadeus, Intu and Distrito Digital Valencia. Proposals from around the world will begin arriving 13 September at Wakalua, Globalia’s tourism innovation hub. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined Globalia, […]

Travel Forward Tech Event Hosts its first #HackTravel Hackathon

Travel Forward Tech Event Hosts its first #HackTravel Hackathon

Travel Forward, the only dedicated global event serving the entire travel and hospitality technology ecosystem, is hosting its first Hackathon on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at ExCeL London. A hackathon, well known amongst technology experts globally, is a non-stop digital […]

World Travel Market 2018, ExCeL London - Global Stage, Instagram and Travel talk, Neasa Bannon, Instagram

WTM London 2019

WTM London will once again host a series of high-profile industry conferences and seminars showing that Ideas Arrive Here. The leading global event, taking place between the 4 – 6 November 2019, has lined-up esteemed speakers including the President of […]

WTM London 2019

WTM London 2019

WTM London 2019, which takes place between Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 November, is poised to be the most successful event yet with more Ideas Arriving at WTM London than ever before. This year, WTM London turns 40 and 50,000 […]